Growing up for Carlos was rough, from seeing his mother work overtime to meeting only the bills, to watching his father walk out on him and his little brother at an early age and never looking back. As Carlos grew older and wiser he stepped up to try and keep his little brother out the streets and in school. In the process of Carlos trying to show his brother the right way, he had plans of his own. He doesn't believe in theory's or hood tales, the only thing Carlos liked to live by is experience. That's something he's been doing since the first drug package he stole from his uncle. His overall intention was to get a couple hundred thousand then move his mother out the hood, send his little brother to college and get out the game comfortably. Because coming up he has seen and heard of the best of them fall, so dangerous games he was willing to play and he refused to let anyone get in his way, so Carlos remained very serious about his choices in life and stayed on point for his friends and foes.
Dangerous Hood Dreams Digital Download
- ASIN : B08KFN72J5
- Publisher : Saquan Lewis; 2nd edition (October 3, 2020)
- Publication date : October 3, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 815 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
Saquan Lewis is a new Black writer who explores the common issues, challenges, and negative circumstances confronting many young Black men in America. In his assessment, undoubtedly, the current state of life for many Black men is chaotic. Mostly, in his interpretation, it is not a new state of being for Black men, but a reflection of society's inability to make a substantial and long-lasting change for the betterment of this population of individuals. He examines first-hand his plight and individual transformation on an array of social, economic, educational, family, and gang-related issues that are deeply rooted in the environmental realities of the neighborhood in which he grew up. His life experiences included youth sports (Pop Warner Football), amateur boxing a local gym (Ranaldi's), high school football, and graduation, followed by a life involved in a crime which led to incarceration. Saquan believes that Black men have the power to create their reality, and writing has empowered him to create a reality that fulfills his heart's desire. It inspired him to write during his years of incarceration. His strong personal desire and love for writing exist because of it, providing him with a voice for self-expression. As he states, "writing is a therapy for me; it comforts me". As a young, aspiring Black author new to the literary world, his writing encourages audiences to challenge popular false beliefs and to develop creative and spiritual approaches to all life situations.